Man accused of shooting wife apprehended after shooting self

by: Greg Suskin Updated:

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WINNSBORO, S.C. —

UPDATE --  A man accused of shooting his wife was found Thursday afternoon at a church camp near Great Falls, S.C., in Fairfield County. 

Michael Roseboro was arrested near Camp Welfare by Chief Deputy Keith Lewis of the Fairfield County Sheriff's Department and agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Department.

Law enforcement agents were searching the camp's cabins, when officers heard a conversation between Lewis and Roseboro.

Within moments of speaking, Roseboro shot himself once in the upper chest. He was transported to Palmetto Richland Memorial in Columbia, S.C., for treatment of his wounds, which don't appear to be life-threatening.

No other injuries were reported.

Agents reported Lewis began an amicable conversation. Lewis and Roseboro had known each other for years, according to agents. It was during the conversation that Roseboro shot himself.

 

WINNSBORO, S.C. -- Takisha Roseboro, 35, was standing on the sidewalk with her children when she was shot. The bullet ripped through her arm, and hit her in the chest.

Sheriff's deputies said the shooter was her husband, a Winnsboro police officer, who shot her from inside his patrol car Sunday night.  It happened on Eighth Street in Winnsboro.

Authorities said Michael Roseboro, 43, has been on the run ever since. 

His police cruiser was found Monday near a Masonic Lodge on Highway 21 in the Mitford community. 

There had been no sign of Roseboro until Thursday morning.

Channel 9 was there when Fairfield County sheriff's deputies got a tip that he had been at his sister's home south of Great Falls. 

Troopers blocked roads as the SLED helicopter and police dogs started a manhunt on Highway 21. They searched for several hours, but did not find Roseboro.

Inside the search area, John Talford stood watching the helicopter fly overhead. 

He's known Roseboro all his life.

"He’s a good man. I don't have anything bad to say about him," Talford said.  "I can't believe this."

Fairfield County’s chief deputy Keith Lewis contacted Eyewitness News on Wednesday, looking to get the word out in the Charlotte area about Roseboro.

Lewis said family members believed he might be in Charlotte. They wished to talk to Eyewitness News and urge him to turn himself in.

However, before that interview could happen, the tip came in and deputies spent the rest of the day in the woods and in the air hunting for Roseboro.

Seeing the flurry of police activity around his home, Talford told Channel 9 he was worried about his friend.

"I just hope he turns himself in.  Nobody wants to see him get hurt.  He's a good fella," he said.

Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia did not return phone calls about the condition of Takisha Roseboro late Thursday.  However, sheriff's deputies said she was in stable condition.